49 Best Things to Do in Kolad in 2019 (5000 Reviews)

Kolad is a village in the Raigad district of Maharashtra state in western India. It lies on the bank of the Kundalika river. It is located beside the National Highway 17 known as the Mumbai Goa highway. Kolad is known as “Maharashtra’s Home for White Water Rafting” and rafting is the best thing to do in Kolad and is also very popular.

Koladis a vibrant but serene place located near the Sahyadri Hills, while the Kundalika river, originating from it, flows beside it. The dam controlled Kundalika has proven to be a great hub for adventure sports as tourists and adventure seekers from all around the country flock to Kolad for a few days of adrenaline pumping adventures. The majestic forts, gigantic dams and umpteenth number of beautiful waterfalls provide an excellent resource for those who are not so adventurous or decide to take a day off of adventures.

Kolad has a favourable climate throughout the year with the average temperature remaining around 19-20 degrees. The best time to visit Kolad is from June to March. Kolad is very easily accessible as it is located on the National Highway 17, or the Mumbai Goa Highway. It can also be accessed using the Mumbai Pune Expressway. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation runs buses on a regular basis to Kolad and you can also avail auto-rickshaws to Kolad from Roha. Kolad is the first station on the Konkan railway line, and several trains connect it to Mumbai. The nearest airport to Kolad is at Pune.

Water sports are the main attraction of Kolad. Rafting is the best thing to do in Kolad, as it has turned into the country’s second best sought after rafting spot after Rishikesh.

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New Year Special Camping at Kolad Flat 20% off Best Seller
New Year Special Camping at Kolad Flat 20% off

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Kolad

Fixed Date: 31st DecAvail this package at the best price available for the first 100 bookings only!Celebrate this new year's eve under the stars & away from the city!!If you are looking to get away from the routine life of work, worry and stress then Kolad is the best place for you. To make your New year cheerful and amazing, Thrillophilia is presenting you with an amazing campsite in Kolad. About the campsite:Enjoy the new year's eve in the lap of nature with this riverside camping experience. Leave the busy schedule of the city behind and dive into fun and adventures riverside camping with snacks and enjoy multi-cuisine dinner as well. Enjoy Board games, trampoline, kayaking, river crossing, music night and campfire stories. Stay in tents under the millions of stars. Feel the music of the flowing river and celebrate your new year with family, friends and loved ones. Enjoy a lit bonfire with music and dinner. Stay:Stay in tents on a double/triple sharing basis. Along with that, you can learn the method of tent pitching as well.Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served during the stay at the campsite. You can choose between veg and non-veg meals. How to reach:The campsite is 121 km from Mumbai and 145 km from Pune. You can easily reach here by private and public transport. Time:Check-in Time: 04:00 pmCheck-out Time: 11:00 am
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INR 2,199

Bungee Jumping at Kolad - Flat 15 % off Best Seller
Bungee Jumping at Kolad - Flat 15 % off

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Kolad

Kolad, famous for unbounded scenic beauty and lush greenery along with waterfalls and green meadows, offers an adventurous destination to nature lovers. Located in the Raigad district in Maharashtra, Kolad is blessed with natural beauty which gets enhanced during the monsoons. The location implies a great spot for carrying out adventurous activities which lets you experience fun-filled moments and gather memories for the entire lifetime.About the ActivityExperience a thrilling Bungee Jumping activity in Kolad with letting your body jump from a height of 40 meters. Get a chance to become a daredevil heart and enjoy this adventurous activity with great enthusiasm and energy. Located beside the Kundalika River, Kolad lets you experience thrill and divinity and is the hub of all adventure lovers.Time Duration: 1 Day Minimum occupancy: 1 Pax
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INR 3,088

INR 2,399

Farm Stay and Rafting in Kolad Flat 15% off Best Seller
Farm Stay and Rafting in Kolad Flat 15% off

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Kolad

A tiny village in the Raigad district in Maharastra, Kolad is famous for both adventurous sports and the cascading waterfalls, green meadows and picturesque. The Kundalika River is one of the fastest flowing rivers of the South which makes it perfect for water rafting and other adventure activities. Along with that, there are a couple of forts, dams, and waterfalls which makes Kolad an excellent destination to spend your vacation with your family and friends.Activity:This package gives you a comfortable farm stay in standard rooms and an adventurous activity of white water rafting. It possesses natural beauty which blooms during the monsoons. The grand valleys and scenic backdrops make Kolad a feast for nature lovers. The river Kundalika is a big attraction here particularly for people who are interested in white water rafting. You will also enjoy the campfire along with the music.Meals:You will be served a healthy breakfast followed by a delicious lunch and then a mouth-watering dinner. You will also have facilities for BBQ, Snacks, Soft drinks.Stay :You will be provided a comfortable farm stay in standard rooms.Check-in:- 11 AMCheck out :- 10amMaximum Occupancy: 30 PaxMinimum occupancy: 4 Pax
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INR 2,647

INR 2,250

Riverside Camping In Mumbai At Kolad - Flat 32% Off Best Seller
Riverside Camping In Mumbai At Kolad - Flat 32% Off

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Kolad

About the camp:Enjoy personally hosted camping experience here with Private camping area for each group. With limited bookings, you can delve in fun, bring your own booze, snacks and enjoy multi-cuisine dinner as well.About the Stay:Check in: 4 PMCheck out: 11 AMStay in tents on double/triple sharing basis. Along with that, you can learn the method of tent pitching as well.About the Activities:At a promising location, you can enjoy dinner, BBQ in nature and rafting on the second day. Some paid activities are also available at the site like kayaking. For 31st December 2018, enjoy Board games, Short treks, Night forest trails, Sunrise trek, Music night and Campfire Stories. Apart from the same, enjoy rafting, Firewood cooking, Lake Swimming, Stargazing etc.How to reach?A 3.5-hour drive from Mumbai will bring you right here. bookings. The exact location will be shared with you right after confirmed bookings and can be accessed by private or shared vehicle.Minimum number of people required- 2
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INR 2,100

White Water Rafting Adventure in Kolad, Flat 15% off Best Seller
White Water Rafting Adventure in Kolad, Flat 15% off

5H

Kolad

Kolad a village situated in Raigad district is on the bank of the Kundalika river whose source is from Tamhini Ghat which is one of the best places for white water rafting. This rafting activity is conducted between two dams which are about 12Kms apart.Activity:Rafting is an amazing activity that gives you the package of thrill, adventure, and fun all at once. You will be enjoying rafting in the stretch of 12 km with exciting rapids making it remarkable fun in your life. you will be doing this with an experienced guide and as this river is highly safe and has been recognized as a water sports hub which leaves you with no question regarding your safety.Meals:Healthy breakfast and delicious lunch will be served (according to the package selected)How to Reach? The Campsite is located at a 2-hour drive from Pune in the Raigad District. You can reach there easily by road through private transport or Public Transport Maximum Occupancy: 8 PAX per boatMinimum number of people required to book: 2 Pax
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Camping and Rafting at Kolad @ 2250 Only Best Seller
Camping and Rafting at Kolad @ 2250 Only

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Kolad

About the activity : If it is pure and raw adventure that you are looking for, then you need to head for an exciting white water rafting and stay experience in Kolad. Apart from the adventure sports, you can also enjoy an exciting array of historic sites around the place.  The Kundalika River flows through the rugged terrain of the forested hills and through the farms and offers a golden opportunity to enjoy a rafting tour for beginners. This river on the international scale is rated as a grade IV river, making its rapids pose a challenge for the ardent water sports lover.You will run the rafts in fast flowing water currents almost 12km downstream.Check In : 3 PMCheck Out : 3 PMDistance : FROM MUMBAI ( 120 KM )                  FROM PUNE (120 KM ) VIA Tamhini Ghat RoadMin number people requried to book:- 1
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Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities @ 1699 Only Best Seller
Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities @ 1699 Only

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Kolad

Kolad is famous for River rafting and other water activities, waterfalls, forts, and caves. The biggest attraction in Kolad is the ‘Kundalika River Rafting' and is conducted between two dams which are about 12 km. About the Activity & Campsite:The Kundalika rafting camp is the perfect choice for anyone looking to indulge in adventure in the green escapes of nature! Located at just a couple of hour's drive from Mumbai, it is the preferred hotspot for all those eager to escape the mad rush of the city.The Kundalika rafting camp gives you a rare opportunity to engage yourself in a multitude of adventure activities in the engaging company of nature. As you take a quiet drive down to the campsite, you can check-in and indulge in the beauty of nature while munching on some yummy snacks and refreshing tea. Fortify yourself and embark on a vast range of activities like kayaking, jet ski, and archery! Get your tired but excited selves back to the campsite and relish a delicious dinner before calling it a night. The next day indulges in rafting and other activities post breakfast.Note- Zipline, Banana ride and Bumper ride are available at an extra cost. Stay:Tent, Cottages, and Domes are available at the campsite. You can choose between Tents on 2 sharing basis, Cottage on 6 sharing basis and Dome on 9 sharing basis.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and in the evening, Tea and snacks will be served during the stay at the campsite.How to reach:Kolad is 120 km away from Mumbai and 145 km from Pune. You can easily reach here by public or private transport. Check-in: 3:00 pm Check-out: 3:00 pm
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INR 2,099

INR 1,699

Kundalika River Rafting from Mumbai @1884 Only Best Seller
Kundalika River Rafting from Mumbai @1884 Only

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Kolad

Why Kolad should be your next trekking destination this monsoon?Rafting is a high adrenaline sport of navigating a river in an inflatable raft. If you ever get into a mood for some good river rafting adventure, head straight for river kundalika in western Maharashtra which is open for the sport throughout the year. River kundalika is fed by the excess waters from the hydroelectric projects and dams, which makes river kundalika ideally suited for white water rafting, and other water-based adventure and leisure activities.Highlights:Thrilling River Rafting adventureKnow the techniques from expertiseRaft amidst lush green forestsSurreal greenery and blissful environment while RaftingPanoramic view of several mountainsMesmerizing views.River Rafting Distance: 12 km on the waterRapids: Grade 2 to Grade 3Duration: Approx. 2 hoursGroup Size: 50Age Group:18-45Breathtaking beauty.
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740 Ratings

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740 Ratings

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INR 2,384

INR 1,884

Kundalika River Rafting Flat 25%off Best Seller
Kundalika River Rafting Flat 25%off

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Kolad

Alibag, popularly known as “mini-Goa”, which is a famous getaway holiday destination, especially for beach lovers. This river rafting activity package offers you the opportunity to get some adrenaline rush in the Kundalika river, so let's do it!About the tourThe Kundalika River is the major factor behind visitor’s choice to do white water rafting in Kolad. It is one of the fastest flowing rivers in the south that makes it water ideal for an adventure filled rafting along with other adventure sports and activities. Rafting in Kolad can be done any time during the year, but yes monsoon has something special in Kolad and that’s why a number of adventure lovers admire being at Kolad during the rainy season when the rapids may grow up to another level of adventure.MealLunch is included in the package. Maximum Occupancy: 20 PaxMinimum occupancy: 4 Pax
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29 Ratings

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29 Ratings

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INR 1,950

INR 1,450

Monsoon River Rafting in Kolad Featured
Monsoon River Rafting in Kolad

15H

Kolad

About the Activity:Embark on this adventurous river rafting activity this monsoon in Kolad, Maharashtra.Start your journey from Mumbai from the Pritam Hotel in Dadar East at around 5 AM or you can get picked up from Yogi Hotel in Chembur at around 5.30 AM, Vashi Plaza at around 5.50 AM, and from Mc Donalds at Kalamboli at around 6.10 AM and continue your journey to Kolad. On the way to Kolad, enjoy a delicious breakfast and reach the rafting site at around 8.30 AM. Meet your guide and listen to the safety instructions carefully and gear up for the rafting activity.Start your rafting at around 9 AM, which will last for 2 to 3 hours through various rapids of Kundalika river.After the rafting activity, have your lunch and relax for sometime. Start your journey back to Mumbai at around 2 PM and reach your destination by 7 PM, depending on the traffic. 
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33 Ratings

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33 Ratings

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INR 2,640

Adventurous Day Out in Kolad Featured
Adventurous Day Out in Kolad

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Kolad

About the Activity:Witness the charm of Kolad, a sleepy village on the banks of the Kundalika River.Travel around 150km from Mumbai and breathe free in the stunning locales of Kolad.Catch the fun and thrill for the day with adventure activities like rafting and kayaking.Start the revelry of the day in the morning and wind up with all the enthralling activities by evening.Enjoy the amazing views and the untouched beauty of Kolad throughout the day.Distance from Mumbai : 126 kmsDistance from Pune : 100 kms
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315 Ratings

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315 Ratings

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INR 1,904

INR 1,594

Water Adventure Activities and Rafting in Kolad Best Seller
Water Adventure Activities and Rafting in Kolad

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Kolad

About the Activity:The most exciting of water adventures awaits you at Kolad, situated over the Kundalika River, just about 121 Km from Mumbai. Flowing over the mountains of the Sahyadris, it indeed makes up for a stunning getaway adventure!Post your arrival at the rafting campsite at around 08:30AM, you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts of water sports in Kolad. Post this, by 09:00 in the morning, get you rafting gears, hop into the enthralling waters of Kundalika.Employ your adventure spirit and  witness the rapids crushing against the raft and increasing the thrill of the day. Continue On completion of this vigorous journey, return to the campsite by around 02:00 PM for a delicious lunch.Post  lunch, you can also embark on various other adventures such as  kayaking, jet skiing and dart games.After such an exciting day beside the Kundalika River and adventures like river rafting in Kolad, check-out from the campsite around 06:00 PM.
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386 Ratings

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386 Ratings

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INR 1,400

Kaas Plateau Leisure Tour, Maharashtra
Kaas Plateau Leisure Tour, Maharashtra

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Kolad

About the activity / tour with details: Maharashtra is one of the few states in India that has been blessed with an abundance of mountains and hills, lakes, valleys and forests alike. Towards the end of the monsoon, there are places in and around Maharashtra that bloom with flowers and there are a burst of colors everywhere for you to explore.  On your next weekend head for a Kass plateau tour in the beautiful state of Maharashtra.  Kaas is the plateau of flowers located about 25km away from Satara. Recently this site was declared as “World Heritage Site” due to the excellent biodiversity present around the place.Apart from numerous varieties of wild flowers this biodiversity site also is home to many insects, beautiful birds, amphibians, reptiles and some major mammalian species. You will get to explore many sights here such as the windmills at Chalkewadi, explore the Bamnoli Lake and go boating with your friends! Enjoy a night stay at the lake as well and revel in beautiful nature.
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219 Ratings

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219 Ratings

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Motorcycling Trip to Kolad, Mumbai
Motorcycling Trip to Kolad, Mumbai

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Kolad

About the activity / tour with details : It is time to get your bikes ready and your helmets well buckled! There lies ahead of you several roads with beautiful landscapes, hills, valleys, fields and so much more! Head for an exciting motorcycling trip to Kolad; a village in Raigad district in Maharashtra known for its beautiful scenery and historic background. Around 117km from Mumbai on the way to Goa, this beautiful village lies on the banks of the intimidating River Kundalika. Kolad is a popular travel destination for all types of thrill and adventure seekers as the rafting activities here has been termed as one of the best in the country by several adventure enthusiasts and professionals alike! Head for a fun and exciting motorcycling trip to Kolad and bask in the fun and excitement of all that nature can offer you with some of the best views ever to be seen by India’s ardent travelers and hard core bikers! Meal Types: All meals Accommodation Types: Hotel Stay with sharing rooms Transportation Types: Own Motorcycle or Car Activities: Bike/ Car Tour
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23 Ratings

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Rafting in Kundalika River
Rafting in Kundalika River

2H

Kolad

About the activity:Delight in an adrenaline pumping experience along the rapids that are a located at Saje, a small village on the banks of River Kundalika. The remote hamlet is a short drive from Mumbai just 120km away and 100 km from Pune. Located in the virgin forests below Mulshi and Bhira Dams.Spend two hours in this unique rafting site with multiple rides to beat the rapids as you get to body-surf, swim and have a great time.Report at raft start point at around 08:15 AM. Have a short briefing session with the river guide. Collect your gear and equipment and head to the river. You can then embark on the incredible experience of navigating these rapids that stretch for almost 11km. Thrill yourself with this delightful experience.This activity does not require any swimming experience and anyone above the age of 14 can indulge in the activity.The site can be accessed by any local transport by road to take back the incredible memories as you embark this activity.
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Rafting in Kundalika River at Kolad
Rafting in Kundalika River at Kolad

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Kolad

About the Activity:Enjoy the fascinating rapids of Kundalika River which flows with a mesmerizing view from the Bhira Dam, the added inflow of high density of water from the Mulshi Dam Project makes Kolad River rafting package an ideal destination for white water rafting. This adventure quest will begin with your arrival at the rafting camp by around 08:30 in the morning and will take you through some of the strenuous rapids in the Kundalika River.Following your arrival, you will be briefed about the safety measures for Kolad river rafting package and then will be provided with the required gears and equipment for Kundalika rafting. Post this, embark on a 10km rafting trail and challenge the roaring rapids! Upon completion; after covering 10km, get back to the shores and start advancing towards your onward destination. You can also avail other adventure activities like kayaking, river crossing, flying fox, rappelling and scuba diving at an additional cost.
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552 Ratings

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Cottage Stay in Kolad
Cottage Stay in Kolad

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Kolad

About the ActivityFor those looking for a vacation to somewhere peaceful and cozy, enjoy a warm stay in Kundalika Cottage in Kolad, Maharashtra.The cottages are located in a lush green area close to Kundalika river giving you a very peaceful ambiance to relax and unwind.You can indulge in a lot of activities including rafting, kayaking, cycling, rifle shooting and archery (extra chargeable).The cottage is surrounded by forest and mango plantations.This is a fun activity for those looking for a short stay in the Mumbai-Pune vicinity as its located 130 km from Mumbai and 100 km from Pune. 
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34 Ratings

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34 Ratings

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INR 1,850

Rafting in Kundalika River, Kolad in Maharashtra
Rafting in Kundalika River, Kolad in Maharashtra

11H

Kolad

About the Activity:Fixed departure: 18th September, 2016Kundalika river in Kolad near Mumbai is a perfect rafting destination with exciting bumpy rides giving adventure to the maximum. This one day trip will give you immense pleasure on the cold water.Professionally trained persons will be guiding through this mesmerising activity along with some other activities such as Burma Bridge and commando crossing.The package includes food, transportation which is inclusive of pick-up and drop-off from Dadar in Mumbai and fun activities.
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39 Ratings

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39 Ratings

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Thrilling River Rafting at Kolad by the Kundalika River
Thrilling River Rafting at Kolad by the Kundalika River

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Kolad

About the Activity:Head for an exciting river rafting trip in Kolad with your loved ones and delight yourself in the company of nature and spend a fun day in the gushing rapids with your friends! River Rafting on Kundalika, Kolad started a few years ago and now, it is a year round activity and the only rafting facility in India to be operational all round the year. River Rafting at Kundalikariver in Kolad, is about 4 hours drive from Pune and Mumbai. White Water Rafting in Kundalika, Kolad is controlled by the release of the Dam on the Kundalika River with Grade II and Grade III rapids and the higher the grade, higher the level of difficulty!
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40 Ratings

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Thrilling River Rafting Experience at Kolad
Thrilling River Rafting Experience at Kolad

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Kolad

About the Activity :It is time for adventure!Head for a thrilling river rafting experience at Kolad on the Kundalika River with your friends and family! Revel in adventure and excitement to the maximum! The exciting rafting experience at Kolad started a few years ago and now it is a year round activity for all those who love the water and any adventure associated with it. This is the only rafting facility in India to be operational all-round the year. River Rafting at Kundalika River in Kolad is about 4hrs drive from Pune and Mumbai. White Water Rafting in Kundalika River, Kolad is controlled by the release of the dam water on the Kundalika River and offers Grade II and Grade III rapids. If the high adrenaline adventurer in you is craving for some hard core adventure, then head for an exciting river rafting experience in Kundalika in Kolad with your friends now!
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11 January 2016
Excellent
An amazing experience. For the first time, I got the chance of river rafting and I loved it alot. Thanks you my lovely friends for insisting me to go on this trip.
10 July 2018
Excellent
In spite of the heavy rains and floods, there wasn’t any lack of hospitality. Rahul, Vaibhav, Gitanjali, Sadu and team took good care of us. We were provided with the suite which was quite spacious and well maintained. Toilets were clean. Overall the entire area was very well maintained. The food here is delicious. Loved the bhaaji served during snacks, chicken curry during dinner and the amazing missal pav in the morning. Coming to the activities- Kayaking - Enjoyed a lot. Though it wasn’t in the river (the river was flooded when we went), we enjoyed the experience in the backwaters. The river crossing is not actually in the river. It was also in the backwaters (small pond). Maybe because of the flooding. We didn’t try it. Whitewater rafting - Really worth it. The rapids were good. Especially Johnny Walker (name of a rapid). Had a great time swimming in the river at the end. Our guide Suraj was pretty calm and chilled out. Jet skiing - This was more like a formality as you get just one round and only get to sit in the front and not operate the jet ski yourself. The speed and thrill during the rains are however quite good. I wouldn’t have done it had it not been included in the package. Overall, we had a great time and will definitely come back again. Thanks & Regards, Suraj
23 October 2019
Excellent
"Before starting any review I want to say a big thank you to the whole thrillophilia team for making this trip as my best trip. So now let's start .....if you want to have a weekend getaway but want a adventurous getaway then give it a chance to thrillophilia, you'll definitely remember.I booked this kundalika rafting camp for two people from Pune. You just have to reach the camp by your own and that is also not difficult. From Pune via train you can go panvel and from there you can reach Roha and from there you can have a taxi to camp. Now , let's talk about host and camp. The whole camp is at the best location and all around the nature and river. I am not telling you more then this ,let it be the surprise. The hosts there gave us whole information and gave us a very warm welcome. On that day we did some activities,had some conversation with different people and finally we had a very classy Indian thali dinner. Next day was D'Day , the river rafting . The photos and videos which we saw was not as good as what we actually saw there. It was much more beautiful then the photos and videos. If you're doing River rafting first time then this will be hell exciting for you. If I could have given more than 5 star if more stars were there. Go pack your packs and add a adventure to your trip. You can reach camp via bus also from Pune. Bus is there from Pune to Roha from shivaji nagar. \n#adventures=thrillophilia"
12 January 2016
Excellent
amazing rafting experience. The flow in the river was so fast and sometimes we really felt that we will fall of the boat, but the instructors and guide were so good in managing it during the rough flows.
16 December 2018
Excellent
Due to my fear of water I have always refrained from river rafting however attractive it sounds. But this time my friends encouraged me to give it a shot and accompanied me on this experience. I'm thankful to my friends and even more thankful to the instructor who made me feel safe while I was shaking with fear. Looking forward to trying rafting with Thrillophilia once again soon.
01 October 2018
Excellent
The river rafting experience was awesome . You will enjoy the beauty of river Kundalika .The guides for rafting are well experienced and takes care that you completely enjoy the ride . The time for rafting is more than 2.5 hrs and the distance is about 12 km. Talking about the place camp it was not that great.There was a bit of mismanagement . But the activities , food and stay in camp was awesome. Go early and you can very well enjoy the coolness of the river and enjoy yourself with water sports and swim in the river. The camp site is way too far from the rafting location and travel to the rafting site and from there back to camp site is very tiring . And it’s preferable to travel to rafting site with their vehicle and not yours cause the end point of rafting is far away from the start point and it’s very difficult to come back to start point if you go with your own vehicle. Overall a good experience .

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Frequently Asked Questions About Kolad Things To Do

  1. What are the best things to do in Kolad?


    Kolad is quite a beautiful place with lush greenery around it, with the majestic Sahyadri Hills working as its backdrop and many waterfalls scattered here and there. It is very popular in Maharashtra due to its water sports based approach towards tourism. Kolad is a vibrant yet peaceful location that caters to the needs of the thrill seekers in the form of rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rappelling, zip lining, river crossing and many other activities. Mind blowing and beautiful forts, waterfalls, and dams are also there for when you don’t want to be adventurous. It presents the tourists with utmost satisfaction and happiness. Some of the best things to do in Kolad are -

     

    • Try out white water rafting on the Kundalika
    • River crossing
    • Banana boat rides
    • Go for a mountain biking ride
    • Canyoning on the waterfalls
    • Canoeing on the Kundalika
    • Kayaking on the Kundalika
    • Camping on the Sahyadri
    • Visit the Ghosala Fort
    • Visit the Bhira Dam
    • Visit the Sutarwadi Lake
    • Visit the Tala Fort

  2. What are the best adventure activities to do in Kolad?

    Kolad is most popular for its plethora of adventure activities on offer. The Sahyadri hills, which are majestic and scintillating, the beautiful and serene Kundalika river, one of the fastest flowing rivers in the South and the various waterfalls around Kolad provide an array of options for several adventure activities. Some of the best adventure activities to do in Kolad are-

     

    • ATV Rides
    • White Water Rafting
    • Kayaking
    • Canoeing
    • Canyoning
    • Rock Climbing
    • Rappelling
    • Zip Lining
    • River Crossing
    • Banana Boat Rides
    • Bumper Boat Rides
    • Mountain Biking
    • Trekking
    • Camping

  3. Which are the best water sports in Kolad?

    Almost all of Kolad’s entire tourism is dependent on water sports. The Kundalika river provides an array of water sports opportunities in the area which has made Kolad the second most popular rafting spot after Rishikesh. The dam controlled, fast flowing Kundalika is perfect for many water sports like-

    • White Water Rafting
    • Kayaking
    • Canoeing
    • Banana Boat Rides
    • Bumper Boat Rides

  4. Which is the best destination for river rafting in Kolad? How much will it cost?

    Kolad, the tiny village in Raigad district of Maharashtra is known as “Maharashtra’s Home for White Water Rafting”. The Kundalika river, flowing beside it, is one of the fastest flowing rivers in the South which gives it a perfect location for river rafting. The Kundalika’s fourteen kilometre stretch of Group 2 and Group 3 rapids provide a scope for both experts and novices to try their hand in white water rafting. It is an exciting and thrilling experience for someone which is one of a kind.
    Rafting in Kolad can be done any time of the year, but the monsoons are the best i.e. from June to September. The monsoons bring another dynamics to the rapids that make it even more challenging and exciting for the rafters.

    The cost for rafting in Kolad is dependent on the route was was chosen, a number of hours, season and number of people in the group. An estimated cost would be INR 800 per person on the weekdays and INR 1200 per person on the weekends and this may change or increase anytime. Rafting must be done with proper safety measures. There must be an instructor for the novices, and everyone must wear life jackets and necessary protection gears before jumping on to the raft.

  5. Which are the best river crossing sites in Kolad?

    The river crossing is a thrill-filled adventure activity where one is harnessed on a safety rope and they have to hang from the rope while crossing the river with the help of the rope. It is a great adrenaline boost for the adventure junkies. River crossing will boost one’s motor abilities, along with providing thrill and excitement. The Kundalika provides the perfect scope for river crossing in Kolad, where it is done. The river crossing costs INR 150 per person. It must be done with proper precautions by wearing safety gears and only with the help of an instructor.

     

  6. Where can I enjoy zip lining in Kolad?

    Zip lining is the adventure activity where someone rides a zip line. A zip line is a setup that consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, generally made out of stainless steel which is mounted on a slope, i.e from a higher altitude to a lower. One has to travel from one end to the other, propelled by gravity, by holding on to the pulley. This is a thrilling and fun-filled activity that is popular all around the world with thrill seekers. Zip lining must be done under the expert guidance and by taking all sorts of safety measures. The most popular place for ziplining in Kolad is the Kundalika river, where many local operators have set up zip lining facilities. Along with that, many resorts and adventure institutes provide zip lining facilities too. Some of them are-

     

    • Kolad Adventure Center
    • Pooja’s Farm
    • The Hotel Lake Resort
    • Nature Trails
    • Hans Sutrawadi
    • Z-BAC Adventure Institute
    • River & Forest

  7. Which are the best places for a corporate team outing in Kolad?

    Corporates often send out their teams for team outings to create a bonding of trust between them, to let them know each other better so that they can work better as colleagues. This strategy immensely helps the work rate and growth of the company. Thus it becomes really important for corporates to send out their teams in such activities at least once a year. These sort of adventure trips organized for the teams also help them develop team working skills, something which is immensely important. Kolad’s adventure sports culture is very popular with corporate team outings. There are many adventure institutes and resorts in Kolad which hosts corporate teams for their outings. Some of the best places for a corporate team outing in Kolad are-

    • Pooja’s Farm
    • The Hotel Lake Resort
    • Nature Trails
    • Hans Sutarwadi
    • Z-BAC Adventure Institute
    • River & Forest


  8. When is the best time for Kundalika River rafting in Kolad? What are its charges?

    Kolad is the equivalent of heaven for the adventure, especially rafting enthusiasts. It is known as “Maharashtra’s Home for White Water Rafting”. The Kundalika river provides a fourteen kilometre stretch of Group 2 and Group 3 rapids that are excellent for rafting activities. The nerve-racking white water rafting on Kundalika is done across two dams along a 12 kilometre stretch. Rafting in the water while admiring the raw beauty of nature around is a really out of the world experience for the tourists. It is also a chance for them to let their fear flies out.
    It is a crime to come to Kolad and not experience rafting. The best time for rafting in Kolad is during the monsoons that are from June to September. The cost of rafting starts from INR 1500 per person and increases as per duration.

  9. Which are the best destinations for rappelling in Kolad? Is it safe to do?

    Rappelling is a form of rock climbing that is a mix of rock climbing and mountaineering. It has become widely popular everywhere very recently. Kolad, being located very near to the Sahyadri Hills provide a perfect opportunity for tourists to experience some rappelling. The Sahyadri Hills are a great location to rappel, both for novices and provide a challenge to the experts as well. In Kolad, there are many resorts and adventure centres where one can do rappelling. The best destinations for rappelling in Kolad are-

     

    • Z-BAC Adventure Institute
    • Nature Trails
    • Kammath Residency Resort
    • River & Forest
    • Pooja’s Farm
    • The Hotel Lake Resort

     

    Rappelling is perfectly safe to do as long as one uses all sorts of safety measure by using strong and durable ropes and safety gear. Rappelling must also be done under the guidance of an expert.

  10. Where can I do rock climbing in Kolad? What precautions should I take?

    Kolad is situated on the backdrop of the beautiful Sahyadri Hills in Maharashtra. The Sahyadri Hills provide some excellent scope for rock climbing activities and tourists often visit here for rock climbing and other related activities like rappelling. Other than that, there are many adventure resorts that have opened up in Kolad which provide rock climbing facilities to its tourists. Rock climbing is an absolutely wild and thrilling adventure sport that provides great exercise to the body. Some of the places where one can do rock climbing in Kolad are-



    • The Hotel Lake Resort
    • Pooja’s Farm
    • Hans Sutarwadi
    • Nature Trails
    • River & Forest
    • Z-BAC Adventure Institute

     

    It's very important that one takes adequate precautions before trying rock climbing. The safety gears and ropes must be checked before using. Proper safety equipment must be used by the participants and they must only do this under the guidance of a trained expert.

  11. When is the best time to go canyoning in Kolad? Which are some perfect destinations?

    Canyoning is a daring and thrilling experience. Canyoning involves exploring caves and climbing canyons or waterfalls, just the perfect thing for someone wanting an adrenaline rush. Kolad-Roha waterfalls are the perfect place in Kolad for canyoning. Another fantabulous place for canyoning is the Tamhini Ghat Waterfalls, picturesque waterfalls whose view will leave anyone star-struck. The best time to go canyoning in Kolad is from June to March.
    One must take adequate precautions like using the right safety gear and checking the ropes and harnesses properly before using them, along with canyoning only under the instructions of a trained expert. Canyoning costs around INR 400 per person in Kolad.

     

  12. Can I do banana boat ride in Kolad? What are its charges and timings?

    A banana boat is an inflatable boat that can hold three to ten members. It has to be towed by a speedboat or a motorboat. The banana boat ride is a fun and thrilling experience for someone. The banana boat ride can keep someone engrossed throughout the day. As with all the other water sports activities in Kolad, the banana boat ride is also done on the Kundalika river. It costs INR 350 per person and the boat rides are available throughout the day till the sun goes down, although timings are dependent on the local operators.

  13. Where can I do kayaking in Kolad? How much will it cost?

    Kayaking is the activity where you use a kayak, a small narrow boat that works by double paddling, to move through the water. Kolad is located just beside the Kundalika river, which is a fourteen kilometre stretch of group 2 and group 3 rapids that provide an excellent location for kayaking. Kayaking is a very popular activity in Kolad for the tourists, along with rafting. The Kundalika provides a great experience for both novice and expert kayakers. A kayak ride costs INR 350 for one person for half an hour. One must ensure they are wearing all sorts of safety gear like life jackets for protection.

  14. Which are the best routes for mountain biking in Kolad?

    Mountain Biking is an activity that does wonders for the muscles. It stimulates and tests our nerves. The thrill of a downhill ride on a rough mountain track is immeasurable. Near Kolad is the Sahyadri Hills, from which the Kundalika river originates. The Sahyadri hills provide a perfect backdrop for mountain biking in Kolad. Sahyadri Hills is a great route for mountain biking, following the trail of the Kundalika river till reaching Kolad. Many local operators conduct mountain biking trips that are generally three to four hour long with proper safety measures and trainers for an experience of a lifetime. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you will most definitely enjoy this mountain biking ride.

  15. Which are some best campsites in Kolad?

    Kolad is an under the radar tourism gem that offers a premium experience for the adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers. The Kundalika river provides an immense scope for different adventure activities like rafting, rappelling, canoeing, bumper boat rides, ziplining and many others. One can experience Grade 2 and Grade 3 rapids in the river. Kolad also has several camping options for the tourists who want to explore this wonderful village. Here are some of the best campsites in Kolad-

     

    • Big Red Tent
    • Kundalika Eco Adventure and Rafting Camp
    • Z-BAC Adventure Institute
    • Pooja Farms
    • Kundalika Rafting Camp
    • Wilder West Adventures
    • DM Farms


  16. Where can I enjoy bumper boat rides in Kolad?

    The Kundalika river flows beside Kolad, which originates from the Sahyadri Hills. The bumper boat rides are very popular in Kolad along with white water rafting.
    One can do the bumper boat ride on the Kundalika River in Kolad. The cost for this is INR 500. There are many local operators and adventure resorts that arrange for bumper boat rides. Expecting mothers and people with not adequate fitness are advised to not try this.

  17. Where can I try out the best foods to try out in Kolad?

    The food that is found in Kolad is the typical Maharashtrian cuisine. Maharashtra is famous for its vada pav, pav bhaji, batata pav, pooranpoli, aamti among many other dishes. Other than Maharashtrian cuisine, one can also find Chinese, Italian and other Indian cuisines due to popping up of multi-cuisine restaurants in the area
    Some places in Kolad to try out the best foods are-

     

    • Orchard Resort Café
    • Shreekar The Dhaba

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